Mettler-Toledo Safeline, the worldwide leader in metal detection and x-ray inspection equipment, introduces SmartChek – an ideal solution for cost-effective x-ray inspection of small packaged products to protect your brand. SmartChek delivers the highest detection sensitivities without the complexities typically associated with x-ray inspection with Mettler-Toledo Safeline’s hallmark qualities of accuracy, reliability, and ease of operation.

Using unique low energy x-ray technology, SmartChek reliably detects and rejects many potentially brand-damaging contaminants such as metal, stone, glass, and bone. With a sophisticated, user-intuitive 5” full color touch screen interface, the system makes operation extremely simple requiring minimal training, improving start-up time and reducing maintenance, training and operator costs.

Unlike any other x-ray inspection system in the industry SmartChek’s Auto Setup automatically sets X-ray energy and all inspection parameters. The system requires no x-ray knowledge greatly simplifying training and operation.

SmartChek provides excellent detection for a wide variety of non-washdown applications such as powdered foods packaged in aluminum or baked goods in metalized film packaging. Its modular design is unmatched in the industry featuring a four point quick-remove X-Pod module offering tool-free disassembly making changeovers and maintenance extremely simple. Rated to NEMA 4, IP65, the sanitary design enables easy access to all machine areas to facilitate cleaning. It can be disassembled in seconds for minimum downtime.

The system has full traceability and data is protected during transitions. Its unique design separates the heat generating component (x-ray generator) from the rest of the electronics maximizing equipment stability and life for reduced downtime and lifetime costs of ownership.

Mettler-Toledo Safeline offers a comprehensive support portfolio of support including start-up assistance, employee training, maintenance programs, 24/7 telephone support, radiological services and documentation packages.

SmartChek will be showcased in Mettler-Toledo Safeline’s booth #S-713 at Pack Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place November 9-13, 2008.